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Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

Written by Staff on August 23, 2019 – 3:32 pm -

Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain. Photo credit: Snyder’s Sweet Corn

2019 August SGNScoops Editor’s Last Word By Lorraine Walker

August is a lovely month in my part of the world. There are many flowers, as long as we have rain, plus it is time for sweet corn and peaches. It is also lovely because I get to celebrate my birthday. I have decided, as I learn more to live in the moment and embrace what God has for me today, that each day and each year is special. Instead of wishing for times past, or to relive a younger age, I am learning that I am who I am because God has brought me through mountains and valleys to teach me to closely follow him. Life isn’t always sunshine and roses; as the song says, we have to have a little rain. That is how we grow, isn’t it?


A little rain fell on the gospel music community last month as we mourned the passing of Dr. Jerry Goff. Charlie Griffin brought us a great overview and we are also thankful for the artists and industry personnel that shared their memories with us. He was a considerate, joyful, gentle and genuine man of God. He will be missed and we send our love, sympathy and prayers to his wife Jan and all of his family and friends.


Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

We offered you quite an eclectic bunch of artists for your reading pleasure this month and I do hope you enjoyed reading about all of them. Our writers again did a fantastic job and I am so grateful. Our creative team presented this issue with excellence and we are so appreciative. Summer is a busy time and it is not always possible to delegate moments to our hobbies, such as writing for SGNScoops. So we do thank you all.


As I was reading the Publisher’s Point for this month, I was reflecting on how my attitude about prayer has been shifted and focussed by my experiences. Pain, death, friendship, love, joy and sadness all color our lives but also deeply affect our relationship with God. None of these things, or any other emotion or experience changes who he is, for which I am grateful. But they do affect the lens through which we see him. 


Lorraine WalkerFor me, I have learned that he is closeby, always interested in what I am experiencing, always listening to hear my plea and my praise. He wants such a close relationship with me that he will stop at nothing to lead me along the path that leads to sanctification. That includes experiences that cause me to hurt, even for an extended time, whether it is physical or emotional pain. He won’t just lift me out of something I don’t like. He may let me remain there. But he is a good Father and it is always for a good reason. 


Sometimes, when we are in the midst of pain, it is hard to see the hand of God gripping our hand. That is why it is important to record our prayers to God, such as Rob was suggesting in his article. Then, when you refer to them later, you will see how God has answered and how far he has brought you along. It is faith-building and trust-securing.


Thank you to each of you for reading this month’s issue of SGNScoops Magazine. It has been my pleasure and my honor to present this to you and to God, month after month. May you find enjoyment and inspiration within these pages. As always, if you have a question or comment, please email me at or find me on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you. 

By Lorraine Walker

First published in the August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

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Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff Special Guests on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on December 5, 2011 – 10:32 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff. The Feature Group is Crimson River, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates.  Ken and Jean visit Haskell, OK, to hear Brian Free and Assurance sing. Jean reviews an new CD by The Murphys, and the show features singing by The Hyssongs and The Carolina Crossmen. The latest show is online now at .

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August Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops on August 9, 2011 – 11:07 am -

The August issue of SGN Scoops is filled with features high-lighting the ministries of Channing Eleton, Crawford Crossing, Tammy Jones Robinette, Pauline Patterson and more. Read about the Goff Reunion, Allison Durham Speer’s Elijah School of Performance, and be encouraged with inspirational articles. Enjoy articles by Lou Hildreth, Jeff Hawes and Sandi Duncan Clark too.  This issue covers the Diamond Awards  Show as well as album reviews on Jessica King, Lou Reid & Carolina and Jeff & Sue Duffield AND so much more!  Read, enjoy and share with your friends!

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December 2010 SGN Scoops: Christmas & the Gift of Love, featuring Jason Crabb!

Written by Scoops Staff on December 6, 2010 – 12:24 am -

The December 2010 issue of SGN Scoops is now available for download. Click on the cover to read your issue in user-friendly .PDF format.

Jason Crabb, once of the most celebrated talents in gospel music today, discusses gifts, family, and hunting with us! Meanwhile, artitsts share stories of how love has touched their lives in unique ways: read testimonies from The Quicks, Amy Unthank, Dale and Cheryl Golden, Madison Easter and Shannon Norman, Jerry and Jan Goff, Christy Sutherland, and many more! Also, our new writer Sandi Duncan-Clark reviews new Christmas CDs by The Isaacs and David Phelps!

Last December, we celebrated The Gift of a Second Chance ~ return to the heart of Christmas with The Gift of LOVE!

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Jerry & The Singing Goffs Reunion Concert

Written by Rhonda on November 22, 2010 – 2:00 pm -

“30 Some Years Later”

Jerry & The Singing Goffs are getting back together for a special reunion concert.  They will appear October 21, 2011, at Meramec Caverns in Missouri for the Lester’s Fall Celebration.  Jerry Goff, Bill Dykes, Gayle “Tank” Tackett, and Gene Jones will be coming together again after thirty years to reunite the Singing Goffs.  Jerry & The Singing Goffs are best known for their number one song, “I’ll See You In The Rapture”, which was one of the longest number one songs on the charts ever in gospel music.  They appeared in Montreal, Canada for the 1976 World Olympics.  They also toured with The Space Museum and Colonel James Erwin, the Apollo 15 astronaut, doing God & Country shows all over the U.S.
Bill Dykes says, “This has been something that we have been looking forward to for a number of years.  All of us have been very busy in our own ministries and vocations, but it just seems like the time is right to reunite The Goffs.  People ask everywhere I go about my time with Jerry Goff and will we ever reunite.”
Jerry Goff is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and remains a master communicator.  He has a real gift.
For more information, contact SGN Scoops and/or Brian Lester with The Lester Family.

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